32nd Giro d'Italia 1949 (Italy)

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 

Coppi Starts His Giro/Tour Double

Adolfo Leoni was the race leader with one final mountain stage remaining. The tough stage 17 featured an excursion through the French Alps and a finishing climb to the ski station at Sestriere. Coppi attacked on the first climb, the Col du Vars, and broke away. His relentless pressure over the brutal Col du Izoard, Col du Madelaine, and Montgenevre gained major time on his chasing rivals.

Coppi flew up the climb to Sestriere to the cheers of Italian fans. He finished the stage 11'52” ahead of Gino Bartali and 23'37” in front of race leader Leoni. The Maglia Rosa was his as he rode the final two stages into Milan with over a 23 minute margin on the second placed Gino Bartali.

SPECIAL NOTE: In July Fausto Coppi completed his Giro/Tour Double in grand style. Tour de France 1949

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Palermo-Catania, 261 km

Mario Fazio (Ita)

Mario Fazio (Ita)

Stage 2 Catania-Messina, 263 km

Sergio Maggini (Ita)

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Stage 3 Villa San Giovanni-Cos, 214 km

Guido De Santi (Ita)

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Stage 4 Cosenza-Salerno, 292 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Stage 5 Salerno-Napoli, 161 km

Serafino Biagioni (Ita)

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Stage 6 Napoli-Rome, 233 km

Mario Ricci (Ita)

Giordano Cottur (Ita)

Stage 7 Rome-Pesaro, 298 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Mario Fazio (Ita)

Stage 8 Pesaro-Venezia, 273 km

Luigi Casola (Ita)

Mario Fazio (Ita)

Stage 9 Venezia-Udine, 249 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 10 Udine-Bassano, 154 km

Giovanni Corrieri (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 11 Bassano-Bolzano, 237 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 12 Bolzano-Modena, 253 km

Oreste Conte (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 13 Modena-Montecatini, 160 km

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 14 Montecatini-Genova, 228 km

Vincenzo Rossello (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 15 Genova-San Remo, 136 km

Luciano Maggini (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 16 San Remo-Cuneo, 190 km

Oreste Conte (Ita)

Adolfo Leoni (Ita)

Stage 17 Cuneo-Pinerolo, 254 km

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 18 Pinerolo-Torino, 65 km ITT

Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Stage 19 Torino-Monza, 267 km

Giovanni Corrieri (Ita)

Fausto Coppi (Ita)

 

Mountain Jersey

* Fausto Coppi (Ita)

 

GdI May 21 - June 12, 1949

4,088 Km

1. Fausto COPPI (Ita) 125h25'50"

2. Gino Bartali (Ita) +23'47"
3. Giordano Cottur (Ita) +38'27"
Starters: 102

Finishers: 65

Average Speed: 32.566 km/h

 

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